Post # 1
My wedding was 8/11 and I am finally getting back to my old self again after returning from our Honeymoon in Europe. We are still waiting for our pro pics back, but here are a few sneak peaks from our photogs:
Here are a few guest photos of our venue and etc:
Now to my “recap”… I spent 1.5 years planning our “dream wedding” for 200 guests to include a vintage rolls royce, horse and carraige, live cigar roller and etc. It truly did come out beautifully but the most important part was the fact that I got to marry my best friend (no photos of the ceremony yet since it was “unplugged”).
Our wedding was part of a 3 day weekend extravaganza. We hosted a welcome dinner for all of our OT guests (about 120), the next day our wedding and the last day of the weekend was a farewell brunch for about 120. My wife is West Indian so there was also a carribean festival in front of our hotel the last day of the weekend. The guests truly had a blast from what I hear. I spent a lot of time trying to consider the experience others would have and coordinating everything else that I think I forgot to have fun. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed my wedding tremendously, I just feel like I was so wound up all day. By the time I was ready to let loose, the night was almost over.
Now that it’s over, I am dwelling over the smallest things that went “wrong” and I feel like such a jerk! For example, my makeup artist did my liquid liner a bit too thick for my eyes (I have very small eyelids) and I didn’t really notice it until the photos. As well as it being too thick, it smudged during the ceremony from crying and I spent all of the formal pictures paranoid that my makeup was ruined. Not a huge deal as I am seeing its not noticible in any photos thus far.
I’ve heard from two people that I looked upset or mad coming down the aisle lol! I was trying not to cry and also crying when my efforts failed. I had a blusher on so I am not sure if that scewed peoples view? I asked my sister who was my Maid/Matron of Honor and she said I didn’t look mad at all. She said I didn’t look nervous either so I hope the photos turn out well and I don’t look like I have RBF lol!
The next thing is that there were about 4 or 5 empty seats in the front row of our ceremony. They were reserved for certain guests and I guess that was never communicated to those people so the seats were left empty. One guest said to me that she liked that I left seats empty for those loved ones that had passed away (that wasn’t the plan but I’ll go with it?).
As you can see, I am just nitpicking my wedding apart. Is this normal? Help me bees!! Lol!
Post # 2
Wow, gorgeous pictures and both of y’all are stunning! Your wedding looked very classy and romantic, congrats!!
I had many things go wrong with my wedding. Some were way more serious than things you mentioned. It stung a little at first, but honestly the feeling goes away, and you can look back on the day and realize that not everything went right, but you still got to marry your best friend, and that’s what makes the day great! I too had a bitch face walking down the aisle…I was very happy, but I have RBF all the time and it definitely showed in my professional pics. I look pissed in all of them walking down the aisle..so I know how you feel! Lol.
But really, that feeling also goes away the further you get away from your wedding….It does suck when you’ve planned and dreamed for so long and things don’t turn out quite like you wanted. But you kind of just get over it after a while.
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Holy kittens both of you are absolutely gorgeous! 🤗 Who needs pro pics with stunning photos like these? Don’t worry about any of the trivial things from your day, you both enjoyed yourselves and it turned out beautifully so thats all that matters. I have a severe case of RBF (resting bi**h face) unless cheesing which doesn’t happen often and I fully expect to look funeral serious in a couple photos even though my heart will be full of joy. 😅 Thats life, I accept it. Congratulations!
Post # 4
OMG you girls are stunners and the wedding was beautiful!
Post # 5
You are both STUNNING and your wedding was too. I promise that’s all anyone who sees these photos, let alone your pro photos, will think! I tend to be an overanalyzer as well so I get how you could be obsessing over these little details, but it sounds like everything went well, you had an awesome honeymoon, and you’re MARRIED now, so I’d call it a success. 🙂
Post # 6
I think it’s normal to nitpick things after thinking and dreaming and working on it for so long. But seriously, you both look amazing and your wedding looks out of this world beautiful. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a prettier wedding. So just do your best to forget and ignore the things that weren’t quite as you’d planned and then over time you’ll look back at your beautiful photos and remember what a lovely day it was.
Post # 8
Wow! Congratulations! Two stunning brides and your venue is beautiful.
While I understand that it’s difficult not to pick apart every detail when you are a detail-oriented person you have to stop. No matter how well anyone plans little things happen. You’re going to need to find something to replace all the time you spent planning this wonderful weekend weekend–don’t let it be nitpicking!
Please share more photos when you can.
Post # 9
robbinsa : 2 beautiful brides!! Congratulations! And I am sure you are really the only one to notice the small stuff.
Post # 10
robbinsa : Um I think this is the most gorgeous wedding reception I’ve ever seen! It looks amazing, please dont stress about miniscule things!
Post # 11
your wedding looks beautiful and if these are the gorgeous non-pro pics, I can’t wait to see the pro pics! understandable to want to go over every detail from a day you spent a lot of time and money to plan but I’m sure it was as perfect as it could be! don’t stress- you are married and at the end of the day that’s all that matters!
Post # 12
Things that went wrong at my wedding:
1- My Dad CUT the wedding cake.
2- The band was late and got in a fist fight with the best man.
3-A friend got really drunk and naked (all the way) and was walking around the dance floor.
You are fine. Your wedding is beyond stunning.
Post # 13
You two are STUNNING! That wedding looks like it was absolutely stunning. I think it’s totally normal to disect it afterwards – you spent a lot of time, money & brain power in to planning a highly significant event. Just keep reminding yourself that it was a lovely day – the nitty gritty details don’t matter bc you and your bride are married now and everyone had a great time!
Post # 14
WOW! You are giving me some major wedding envy, your venue looks amazing! That cake! Those dresses! My gosh you both are so beautiful!
Post # 15
robbinsa : Wedding Date Twins! 🙂
Don’t feel bad about thinking about all that went “wrong”. After we got back from our Honeymoon my mind was free to think of all the silly things that really don’t matter. Was the chicken too dry? Did people enjoy the music? Was our wedding theme stupid? But at the end of the day, just like you said, I got to marry my best friend and that is really ALL that matters. You and your wife look absolutely stunning in your pictures and I promise no one is thinking negatively about your wedding! I bet you will feel a lot better once you get to see your professional pictures and relive the day all over again! I know I’m looking forward to it! 🙂